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  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs elected to head film academy

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs elected to head film academy
    Veteran Hollywood marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected the first African American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the film industry's Oscars each year. Isaacs, a longtime academy...
  • 'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot

    'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
    “Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary. The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
  • Are Hollywood studios cranking out too many animated films?

    Are Hollywood studios cranking out too many animated films?
    When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms. But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
  • Academy board adds 10 new governors including Sony head Amy Pascal

    Academy board adds 10 new governors including Sony head Amy Pascal
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected 10 first-time governors including Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal to its board of directors for the upcoming year. The board's ranks have been expanded from 43 to 48. In addition to Pascal,...
  • Exclusive: Disney Animation announces first Marvel movie, ‘Big Hero 6′

     
    Walt Disney Animation Studios is announcing its first movie inspired by a Marvel comic Thursday, an adaptation of a lesser […]...
  • ‘Frozen’ trailer spotlights comedic characters in Disney feature

     
    In Disney's upcoming animated musical “Frozen,” fearless protagonist Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) teams up with mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan […]...
  • 'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare

    'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare
    BERKELEY — On the University of California campus recently, a tour guide told a group of prospective students about the many opportunities open to those studying in the Bay Area — "like getting an internship at Pixar," she said. The...
  • Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'

    Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'
    A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel." The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
  • Review: 'Monsters University'? Go to the bottom of the class

    Review: 'Monsters University'? Go to the bottom of the class
    Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up? Remember "Up"? Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
  • 'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?

    'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?
    Cheerleaders flipped and cart-wheeled their way down the monster-blue carpet along with a marching band and giant film characters Monday at the premiere of "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre. Celebrities, including star Billy Crystal, and...
  • With 'Frozen,' Disney gets animated in colder climes [Trailer]

    With 'Frozen,' Disney gets animated in colder climes [Trailer]
    It wasn’t that long ago when Disney was struggling to revive a moribund animation division while its powerhouse subsidiary Pixar was on a serious roll. Things look a little different these days. “Cars 2” and “Brave,” both...